Two senators — Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) voicing concern about the potential VPN threat to both consumers and government agencies. The letter outlines how the U.S. government has been suspicious of technology products manufactured in Russia, China and other anti-American nations. The latest products to be the target of distrust are virtual private networks (VPNs).

“…Because these foreign apps transmit a users’ web-browsing data to servers controlled by countries that have an interest in targeting U.S. government employees, their use raises the risk that user data can be surveilled by those foreign governments compromising U.S. national security,” the senators wrote in the letter.

Essentially, GroupMobile’s MobiKEY technology, powered by MobiNET, can alleviate these threats, as the trusted “UN-VPN” solution used by the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Department of the Interior, and the US Marine Corps to prevent these types of threats from occurring. “With a straightforward, intuitive end-user experience and total trust, MobiKEY is the cost-effective solution for protecting data-at-rest, data-in-use and for guarding against identity falsification,” said Tony Busseri, CEO of Route1 Inc.

MobiKEY is the unified desktop, and mobile security solution deployed by tech-savvy businesses and institutions to secure remote access requirements for users with smart card-based multi-factor authentication.

What differentiates MobiKEY from other remote access technologies is that:

  • The patented technology is embedded on a smart card-enabled, cryptographic USB device, making it one of the most powerful and easy-to-use multi-factor authentication technologies available today
  • Completely clientless and driverless, the MobiKEY device ensures that the user leaves no trace or evidence of their computing session on the Remote Asset while protecting the enterprise network from viruses and malware MobiKEY is not a browser-based technology; therefore, not vulnerable to Man-in-the-Browser attack vectors
  • The technology is not a VPN; no open inbound ports mitigating the risk of penetration attacks
  • MobiKEY does not create external nodes on your network; mitigates the risk of malware introduction
  • The technology is built with security as its priority with TAA compliance and fully compatible with PIV and CAC cards
  • All enterprise files stay within the enterprise firewalls, simplifying security policy enforcement
  • No enterprise data is stored on the MobiKEY. If the device is lost or stolen, enterprise networks cannot be compromised in any way


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